WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has awarded $91,700 in grants from its Regional Impact Grant program to 22 nonprofit organizations, schools and public agencies for programs that create better quality of life for the region.
WENATCHEE — A boom in freight by rail, coupled with track construction and weather delays have so hobbled Amtrak’s fabled Empire Builder that many riders are spending more time waiting for the train than actually riding it.
WENATCHEE — Just when North Central Washington’s apple industry was hoping for mega-exports from its largest crop in history, millions of boxes of ready-to-ship fruit are threatened with shipping delays in a labor dispute at the state’s major ports.
My bicycle takes a rest during the cold weather. It doesn’t complain, mind you. It is a willing and trustworthy machine, and works as well in a cold November as a blazing July. It’s the pilot who grows shy of starting the day with a frozen face and inoperable fingers.
Andrea Munoz makes bows for presents that will be placed on the Sunny FM Christmas tree, seen at right. It’s one of 11 trees on display for the 2014 Numerica Festival of Trees that starts today at Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. Free public viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m through Saturday. Other events at the festival include the Gala and a live stream of Holiday Spice at the Wenatchee Convention Center. For more information see wenatcheefestivaloftrees.org.